1. Common Matters 2
  2. Transparency and Accountability with CIPESA
  3. The right to health with CEHURD
  4. The 2018/19 National Budget with CSBAG
  5. Common Matters
  6. Welcome to TRAC FM Website


Cast your vote through an SMS poll and hear all results directly on your favourite radio Talk-show! 

Common Matters 2: Raising disability awareness

TRAC FM will work with the National Union of Persons with Disabilities in Uganda (NUDIPU) on a national campaign to drum up awareness on disability rights to promote equal opportunities for Persons With Disability in Uganda.

Common Matters 2: The Land Rights Campaign

Goal: Empower citizens by helping them to understand, respect and defend their land rights and be vigilant when they are challenged.

Evictions in Uganda: Why do they happen?

The increased use of land as a commodity and the increasing demand for land has resulted in more evictions, both lawful and unlawful. In this blog, we look into more detail to find out the exact drivers behind evictions.

Wanted: Data Analytics Intern

Position: TRAC FM Data Analytics Intern
Location: Kampala, Uganda 
Duration: 3 Months

Compulsory land acquisition for public works: who will ensure that residents get fair and adequate compensation?

In 2017, President Yoweri embarked on nationwide radio campaign to sensitize the public about the need to amend Article 26 of the Constitution of Uganda to allow the government to take over private land for public works before compensating the owners. This proposal has been widely criticized as a violation of rights.

Why don't people register their land?

Results from the national SMS poll will reveal what radio listeners think about the registration process of land. Much of Ugandan land remains unregistered, why? Is the registration proccess perhaps too complicated, too expensive, is the problem joint tenancy or people just do not want to register their land?

Will citizens benefit from registration of land?

Together with an extensive network of CSO and radio partners, TRAC FM facilitated a national radio debate on a topic that touches us all, land rights. This was the first of a series of topics was extensively discussed within the Common Matters 2 program.

Environmental Alert: Deforestation in Uganda, Can agroforestry come to the rescue?

Agroforestry is an agricultural practice whereby trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops and pastureland. Agroforestry could mitigate some of the negative consequences caused by rampant deforestation in Uganda (200.000 acres per year -> 1.8% of forest cover).

HEPS: Acting on the earliest signs of Malaria

How Rapid Diagnostic Tests can help fight Uganda’s most deadly disease.
With over 7 million reported cases in 2015, Malaria remains an enormous public health threat in Uganda. TRAC FM launched a radio campaign with HEPS-Uganda to discover and discuss the practices and perceptions of Ugandans regarding Malaria self-testing.

UWONET : Debating the Marriage and Divorce Bill

The controversial ‘Marriage and Divorce Bill’ aims to reform and redress the gender imbalance that have existed in Marriage and Divorce Acts in Uganda, both dating from 1906. While several consultations by the Uganda Law Reform Commisison made proposes in the 1960’s for the need for reform of the marriage and divorce Acts, there have been numerous misconceptions and myths surrounding the proposed Bill.

RAHU: Youth Friendly Health Services

What if you fear to ask your doctor?
Adolescents have specific health needs and often fear to approach health services. That is why specialized youth-friendly health services (YFHS) have started to roll out in Uganda. YFHS are regulated under the ‘Ugandan Adolescent Health Policy’. This policy is currently under review as it lacks clear guidelines on how the services should be implemented. The TRAC FM campaign, therefore, aimed to provide insight into the health needs for adolescents and the barriers they face in the current provision of YFHS.

ISER: Contracting private schools in public education

Getting parents to follow the money
The introduction of Universal Primary Education (UPE) resulted in a high demand for secondary education. To deal with this high demand, the government of Uganda in 2007 started to contract private schools to provide education to public students.

Set the Agenda 2 - What's Next?

In the aftermath of the 2016 elections, TRAC FM set up a 5 months campaign to ask listeners key issues about Uganda's future and follow-up on the results of the presidential elections.

Wottazela Water Project

Getting access to clean water is still a problem for many Ugandans. TRAC FM pairs up with uNws and ACP-EU to evaluate the effectiveness of piped water schemes in Northern Uganda.

Set the Agenda 1 - 39,000 responses to various polls

'Set the Agenda' is an initiative by TRAC FM to set up a nation wide campaign where the citizens of Uganda can make their voices count before the 2016 presidential elections. In four weeks, we got more than 39.000 responses: have a look at the results.

Raising awareness of Fall Armyworm among Farmers in Uganda

TRAC FM has partnered with the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to raise awareness of and sensitize farmers on how to detect and control the Fall Armyworm (FAW) among farmers in Central Uganda – with specific focus on Mubende, Mityana and Kiboga districts.

Wottazela 2.0 launches in Gulu

How do people's attitudes affect the development of piped water schemes? What do they think about the organizations that are supposed to help? The Water and Sanitation Development Facility-North, Mega FM, and TRAC FM join forces to find out. 

Presence of reps for the army, youth & workers in Parliament declared unconstitutional.

The Constitutional Court declared that the presence of representatives for the army, youth & workers in Parliament is unconstitutional.

To give or not to give out 'brown envelopes'?

During the State of the Nation address President Museveni made a comment that as President, he should be able to give out 'brown envelopes'. We asked the people what they thought.

TRAC FM wins World Humanitarian Innovation Award

TRAC FM is proud to be the winner of the Humanitarian Innovation Awards in South Africa —a competition managed by the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 

TRAC FM expands across borders to Somalia

Since 2014, over 370.000 SMS messages have been sent between Somali radio listeners and the TRAC FM platform. Over 80.000 unique individuals participated in interactive talk-shows by participating in interactive radio polls hosted on 12 partner stations throughout Somalia.

TRAC FM selected for Multiple Journalism Initiative

Multiple Journalism believes journalism of the digital age is not a threat to the independence and quality of professional journalism, but a liberation from corporate control. TRAC FM is proud to have been selected as one of the case studies for the Multiple Journalism initiatives.

TRAC FM attends ICT4Ag Conference

During the very first session of the Plug & Play Day at the ICT4Ag Conference, Wouter Dijkstra, the Founder and Director of TRAC FM will be presenting how this innovative software platform is used by media and non-profit organizations to amplify the voices of citizens, track reports and collect opinions.

Press release: TRAC FM, Farm Radio and HarvestPlus team up

TRAC FM teams up with Farm Radio International and HarvestPlus to raise awareness about the importance of consuming Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSPs) among Ugandans, by putting the power of interactive radio drama to work.

Datajournalism Award

The Datajournalism Awards are given for outstanding work in the field of data journalism in any media worldwide. They reward outstanding examples of data driven investigations, data driven applications and storytelling with data visualisation, which cover matters relevant to society and aim to have results or an impact at a societal level. TRAC FM was nominated before and we will try to win this time. 

TRAC FM receives grant from the Indigo Trust

TRAC FM is very thankful for the awarded grant of The Indigo Trust, a trust which mainly focuses on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment.

PC Tech magazine interview

PC Tech Magazine interviewed TRAC FM founder and director Wouter Dijkstra. 

Partner with TRAC

With over 1,200,000 responses in our interactive radio polls, TRAC FM has proven its successful concept. TRAC FM is now sharing its knowledge, experience and our software platform with NGOs and media organisations around the world. These partners use TRAC FM in their own research, M&E campaigns and as an early warning system in humanitarian relief efforts. Get in touch with us to find out more about partnerships: info@tracfm.org

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Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, about TRAC FM:

Valerie Amos UN OCHA highlights Trac FM in speech

 "To be effective we must listen to people (...) using for example TRAC FM to conduct country-wide citizen centred interactive radio polls."

Speech at Canadian Humanitarian Conference, 5 December 2015

Contact Us

Physical Address: Plot 40 Kakungulu Road, Ntinda, Kampala Uganda. (Near UNEB offices).
Email: info@tracfm.org
Tel: +256 781 474 965 and +256 782 206 320